May 15, 2014                                                                       15 Iyar, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו



SHABBAT PARSHAT Bechukotai - Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34



Summary of Parshat Bechukotai            


  • Entering into a covenant with G-d at Sinai assigned the Jews special responsibilities.  G-d tells the Jews the sublime blessings that will come their way if they live as a "Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation" in order to further their positive influence on the world.  
  • If the Jews fail in their assigned role, they will incur increasingly strident reminders that the covenant cannot be ignored.  The world needs us, and we must not ignore our mission.  G-d assures the Jews that He will never turn His back on us and sever His relationship with us.  When we rediscover our destiny, we will usher in for ourselves and the world an era of intimacy with G-d, happiness and peace. 
  • Laws of voluntary gifts, including ancestral lands, to the Temple are detailed.
  • Two of the tithes are explicated. Both the second agricultural tithe, of the first, second, fourth and fifth years of the Shemitta cycle, and the yearly tithe of newly born sheep and cattle are sanctified as gifts to G-d, but may be eaten by the owner in Jerusalem.

The book of Vayikra (Leviticus) ends.  Chazak Chazak V'nitchazek!  May we continue to study and fulfill the Torah with strength!



SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Rabbi Gewirtz





2nd Grade with Mrs. Hurley

During the last few weeks, second grade researched different types of extreme weather - tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, floods and thunderstorms. They discovered a great website called Weather Wiz
 Kids, where they were able to find the locations of current storms and see live video of volcanoes. As we researched, we learned about nonfiction text features. Students made their own weather books using what they learned about these text features, including illustrations and diagrams, picture captions, fast facts, bold-faced words, table of contents and a glossary.


We are looking forward to our next unit: Chocolate! During the next few weeks, we will be learning all about Milton Hershey and chocolate. We will also be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.



Celebrating Mother's Day in 6th grade Math Class

Each year in Mrs. Dalton's math class, 6th grade students apply their understanding of polygons to jewelry making. Each student uses "Friendly Plastic" to create a beautiful pin that they present to their mother on her special day. Take a look at the students' creative work!



The 8th Graders Have Returned from Israel!
What a wonderful trip they had!


  How well do you know our staff?

This week's staff member has a passion for creating water color paintings in his/her free time. Can you name our resident artist?



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May 16

Student Council Show and Tell Day
May 19

Lag Ba'Omer Field Day and Race for Education
May 20-23

5th and 6th Grades Teva Trip
May 26

No School - Memorial Day
May 28

Celebration of Learning; 6:30 pm
June 3

11:40 Dismissal, Shavuot
June 4-5

No School, Shavuot






 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors 
* Daisies - May 19


              Ice Cream on Fridays...
                  Remember your $1
The Student Council will be selling ice cream every
Friday during lunchtime. The cost is $1.


Join OU Advocacy for a statewide 
Mission to Pennsylvania's capital.

Meet with Legislatures about key school programs.


Bring in Your Box Tops! 


Clip your boxtops and bring them to school. Last year our school earned almost $350 from this program!




 Buy Giant Gift Cards and Support the Silver Academy!

For every $100 in Giant gift cards you purchase, 
our school 
receives $5!  
Shop and support the school at the same time!  
Purchase gift cards in the school office or through 
Susan Leviton at 608-0190 or [email protected]

Contribute to the Silver Academy
 Make a donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one, birth or for any special occasion.


Silver Shots
Recycle Club Visits the Wildwood Nature Center, where they hiked, saw "'Art in the Wild", enjoyed a picnic lunch and made hangers of bird nesting material.
Creating and Measuring Polyhedrons
A Guest Speaker for Dental Hygiene Month

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